Camp Chi Social Work and Mental Health Positions (Summer 2017)
JCC Camp Chi is one of the Midwest’s premier resident camps. Each summer, Chi serves boys and girls in 4th-11th grade through two-, four- and eight-week camp sessions. Set on 600 acres near the Wisconsin Dells, Chi offers the best facilities and over 30 specialty activities that aim to build campers’ skills and boost self esteem.
Camp Chi’s Social Workers are responsible for overseeing the mental health and emotional well being of staff and campers.
- Serve as a leader, positive role model, and upstanding member of the supervisory team.
- Be present and visible in camp throughout the day.
- Embody and demonstrate Camp Chi’s core values of kindness, community and respect.
- Communicate proactively, regularly and openly with staff members and camp leadership.
- Adhere to and assist enforcement of Camp Chi’s rules, regulations, and policies.
- Meet regularly with senior staff to information issues.
- See campers and staff with any issues.
- Develop behavior and treatment plans.
- Observe, assess and recommend solutions.
- Document situations.
- Make recommendations for camper and staff return if applicable.
- Communication to parents if necessary.
Key Essential Job Functions:
- Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 lbs.
- Physical stamina and agility required to stand for long periods of time, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching.
- Ability to run and actively engage physically with children.
- Ability to supervise campers by sight and sound.
- Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
- Ability to observe staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards.
- Ability to react with physical and mental alertness in emergency situations.
- Must be able to rotate head side to side to scan the environment.
- Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate equipment and camp activities.
- Ability to demonstrate, motivate and communicate with children and adults.
- Mental alertness; sustain concentration for long periods of time.
- Willingness and ability to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities, with daily exposure to the sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, etc.
July 17 – August 11 (with training in June)
Summer stipend commensurate to credentials, skills, and, experience. Room and board included.
- Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health or Similar Fields
- Attention to detail in documentation and maintaining records
- Excellent communication (written and spoken) skills
- Experience working with children, youth, teenagers and young adults
- Demonstrated knowledge of a myriad of treatment techniques
- Previous experiences in a camp setting or similar environment is preferred
- Must be able to trouble shoot and problem solve in high stress situations